Purchases during February 2015

A rather one-sided month, this. As you can probably see. February is not a purchasing month*, which means that unless something comes out that I really want to buy, I won’t go out of my way to buy any English language releases. Still, they’re not usually quite this one-sided.

Everything ordered in January has arrived, apart from Psyren volume 11 (which I will probably try chasing up on soon) and OreTwi volume 3 (which I wouldn’t have expected to receive yet as it only came out on Wednesday).

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English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 23rd February 2015

English Releases:

Yen On: (release date 24th February)
A Certain Magical Index 2

Japanese Releases:

MF Books: (release date 24th February)
Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu 6 (無職転生 ~異世界行ったら本気だす~ 6)
用務員さんは勇者じゃありませんので 1
Yarukinashi Eiyuutan 3 (やる気なし英雄譚 3)
Din no Monshou ~ Mahoushi Regis no Tensei-tan 3 (ディンの紋章 ~ 魔法師レジスの転生譚 ~ 3)

MF Bunko J: (release date 24th February)
Sekai no Owari no Encore 3 Oki Ten no Megami (世界の終わりの世界録<アンコール>3 熾天の女神)
Asobi ni Iku yo! 20 (あそびにいくヨ! 20)
Magika no Kenshi to Vasreus 8 (魔技科の剣士と召喚魔王<ヴァシレウス>8)
Yoroi no Himegimi-tachi 2 Teikoku Dai-ichi Koujou ni yoru Heiwa-teki Sensou Ron (鎧の姫君たち2 帝国第一皇女による平和的戦争論)
Exodus Reactors 2 Arayashiki-meisei Meets Halloween (逃奏劇リアクターズ 2 阿頼耶識冥清の死祭)
Life Alive! 3 Renai Election (ライフアライヴ! 3 恋愛エレクション)
Digital Eden Attracts Humanity: Saikyou no Kakusei (Digital Eden Attracts Humanity 最凶の覚醒)
Futatabi Hajimaru Escatora (再び始まる反救世譚(エスカトラ))
モノノケミステリヰ2
Angel Fester! 2 (エンジェル・フェスタ! 2)
Yogu no Monshoushi 2 (Y<ヨグ>の紋章師2)
Tokyo Ziggurat 3 (東京聖塔III)
Unsimulated Incubator 2 San Eiyuu no Kakumei Sensou (虚構戦役の戦導師<アンシミュレイテッド・インキュベーター> 2 三英雄の革命戦争)
Strange Girl wa Amai Tenohira no Ue de Odoru (ストレンジガールは甘い手のひらの上で踊る)
Grimoire no Tate (魔術楽譜(グリモワール)の盾)

Overlap Bunko: (release date 24th February)
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 5 Warawanai de Kiite Okure yo (灰と幻想のグリムガル level.5 笑わないで聞いておくれよ)
Isekai Meikyuu no Saishinbu wo Mezasou 3 (異世界迷宮の最深部を目指そう 3)
Dai Eiyuu ga Mushoku de Nani ga Warui 03 Sacrifice For Liberty (大英雄が無職で何が悪い 03 Sacrifice For Liberty)
Akuyaku, Hajimemashita (悪役、はじめました)
彼女<ヒロイン>とフラグを立てる100の方法

Jewel Books: (release date 24th February)
平安溺愛まりあーじゅ

Axis Label: (release date 24th February)
女子高生=五十六=大和3 熱闘! 帝国地中海遠征戦

JUMP j BOOKS: (release date 25th February)
きょうは会社休みます。~The First Valentine~

Dash X Bunko: (release date 25th February)
Monku no Tsukeyou ga Nai Love Comedy 2 (文句の付けようがないラブコメ2)
Gyakudou no Haou Senki (逆道の覇王戦記)
0.000000001% Derenai Shiroi Neko (0.000000001%デレない白い猫)
Equalizer! 2 (イコライザー! 2)
Ore no Kanojo wa Sekai Isan (俺の彼女は世界遺産)

Ever Princess: (release date 25th February)
蜜恋迷宮
王太子の愛檻

Mahou no i-rand Bunko: (release date 25th February)
BLACK DARK ―諸刃ノ龍虎―
今は普通の女子高生です 女帝編
IDOL☆STAGE!!《アイドル・ステージ》 (2)
初恋ドロップス。

Pinky Bunko: (release date 25th February)
D-BOYS 恋するハイスクール・デイズ!
キミとの季節 純愛アドヴァンテージ

Lululu Bunko: (release date 26th February)
鉄皇帝の結婚
剣姫のふしだらな王子

Kodansha Ranobe Bunko: (release date 27th February)
Outbreak Company Moeru Shinryakusha 12 (アウトブレイク・カンパニー 萌える侵略者12)
僕の文芸部にビッチがいるなんてありえない。3
星撃の蒼い魔剣2
うしろの席のヴァルキリー
稲妻姫の怪獣王 2
黒翼の竜戦艦2 プリンセス・クラウン

Monster Bunko: (release date 27th February)
ギルドのチートな受付嬢(2)
神眼の勇者(1)
レベル99冒険者によるはじめての領地経営(2)
異世界の役所でアルバイト始めました(2)

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 27th February)
元帥皇帝に捧げられた花嫁
S系公爵の優雅な戯れ~水都秘恋ロマネスク~

Hero Bunko: (release date 28th February)
Isekai Shokudou 1 (異世界食堂 1)

Kadokawa Beans Bunko: (release date 28th February)
Shounen Onmyouji Todome no Soko ni Wadakamare (少年陰陽師 留めの底にわだかまれ)
F‐エフ‐ 巡る月と始まりの物語
桜乙女と黒侯爵 双子姉妹の秘密
Fuuki Kaden: Kouryou nasu Sen Hana no Yume (封鬼花伝 光綾なす千花の夢)
盟約の花嫁
魔王就任
猫乃木さんのあやかし事情 (2)

Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko: (release date 28th February)
Reisen File 8: Point Of No Return (レイセン File8:ポイント・オブ・ノーリターン)
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6 Rikka no Oujo (この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! (6) 六花の王女)
Cheat Life 4 (神様ライフ (4))
Ore no Class ni Haruhi wa Inai (4) (俺の教室にハルヒはいない (4))
新装版 コクーン・ワールド (3) 夜明けに笑う冒険者
Yappa Choroin Desho! 2 (やっぱチョロインでしょ! (2))
Tenkuu Kangoku no Majutsu Garou (天空監獄の魔術画廊)
Last Phoenix: Fushi-goroshi no Oujo (ラスト・フェニックス ─不死殺しの王女─)
Parapara Gakuen (パラプラ学園)

Famitsu Bunko: (release date 28th February)
Haken no Kouki Altina VIII (覇剣の皇姫アルティーナVIII)
奪う者 奪われる者
Minarai Shinkan Level 1: Dakedo, Kono Te wo Hanasazu ni (見習い神官レベル1 -だけど、この手を離さずに-)
Crimson Magi Trunnion – Dai Juuroku Dokuritsu Sensha Shoutai no Funsen (深紅の魔砲耳――第十六独立戦車小隊の奮戦)
Sousei no Ebriot Seed: Heiwa no shugo-sha 1 (創世のエブリオット・シード 平和の守護者1)
モンスターハンター 天衣無縫のD
LOST -風のうたがきこえる- 上
Bukatsu Shoujo Battle (部活少女バトル)

Kadokawa Ruby Bunko: (release date 28th February)
黒天狗の許嫁
美獣伯爵ともふもふの花嫁
紅炎竜と密約の執事 ~ドラゴンギルド~

HJ Bunko: (release date 28th February)
Glau Standear Koukoku Monogatari 5 (グラウスタンディア皇国物語5)
Sword & Wizards: Haken no Koutei to Shichisei no Himekishi (ソード&ウィザーズ 覇剣の皇帝と七星の姫騎士)

KCG Bunko: (release date 28th February)
メカクシ団:ウォッチャーズ リプレイ -消失少女捜索大作戦 Re;PLAY-
メカクシ団:ウォッチャーズ ノベル -少女のキモチとぼくらのチカラ-

Sonya Bunko: (release date 1st March)
氷の略奪者

Unknown label or not a light novel but listed as one by amazon:
ラブライブ! School idol diary ~春色バレンタイン☆~
茅田砂胡CDブック スカーレット・ウィザード 女王と海賊の契約
小説 ロード・トゥ・ドラゴン(上) 〜actual blue〜
青鬼 我畏怒編

Adult light novel labels:
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 27th February)
Puchipara Bunko (release date 27th February)
Real Dream Bunko (release date 28th February)

Disclaimers: Volumes not on amazon’s list of upcoming light novel releases are not listed above. Re-releases may be included by accident but will be removed if spotted. Romaji titles may not be entirely accurate. Some titles are in practice released a day or two earlier than the release dates given above.

Weekly Anime Roundup – Winter 2015 Week 5

It seems every week something happens to interrupt my viewing. This time it was my headphones breaking (or, more accurately, the sound going in one ear). I bought myself a new set but they’re rather tinny so I’d rather not use them much. So I’ve also ordered a new pair of the same ones as I had before. I’ll keep these ones as a spare – even with the tinniness they’re a good deal better than the bass-enhancing pile of junk that I was conned into buying once and which form my current spare set. Seriously, why do people act as though a set of headphones that deliberately and significantly distorts the sounds they produce is a good thing rather than being a case of something inherently broken?

Anyway, enough about headphones.

I also read rather more manga than usual this week, catching up with Saki (which I had slipped behind on), Aizawa-san Zoushoku (which I didn’t read the latest chapter of when it came out due to it happening whilst I was ill) and Spirit Circle (which I only started reading last week)*. Despite that, the headphones issue, and not being around at all on Sunday or yesterday, I still managed to watch about as many episodes as there are series that I am following this season, so it wasn’t too much of a setback. Although I’d have liked to catch up a bit as well.

Episodes watched this week:
Log Horizon 2nd Series 19
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 4
Isuca 2
Shirobako 18
Military! 6
Koufuku Graffiti 4
Koufuku Graffiti 5
Yoru no Yatterman 4
Dog Days” 4
Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! 5
Akatsuki no Yona 19
Kantai Collection: KanColle 5
Absolute Duo 5
Absolute Duo 6
Shirobako 19
Log Horizon 2nd Series 20
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Monthly light novel sales figures for January 2015

Yes, I know this data was available a week ago, but I only just checked a few things that were kind of essential before posting this.

With the MAL News Club effectively shut down, I want to have a place where these figures are posted, so I’ll be putting them on here for the time being. I won’t be checking for them very often so it’s quite possible they will regularly be posted late, but there we go.

*1 191,006 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 15 Kotonairan-hen part 2/2
*2 *46,619 Sword Art Online Progressive 3
*3 *42,066 Fate/strange Fake 1
*4 *37,072 Durarara!! SHx3
*5 *30,434 Hidan no Aria 19
*6 *30,402 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shurabara Sugiru 9
*7 *29,205 Shinmai Maou no Testament 7
*8 *28,096 Mitoushoukan://Blood Sign
*9 *27,621 Hidan no Aria AA
10 *25,974 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 5 Fujouri Roulette
11 *24,725 Ijinkan Garou Garo: Gansakushi to Maboroshi no e
12 *24,537 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
13 *23,744 Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! 4
14 *21,604 Seiken Tsukai no World Break 10
15 *19,350 Tokyo Ghoul Hibi
16 *19,283 Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! 17
17 *18,569 THE LAST −NARUTO THE MOVIE−
18 *17,975 Love Live! School idol diary 〜μ’s no Christmas〜
19 *17,476 Date A Live Encore 3
20 *17,418 Seishun Buta Yarou wa Logical Witch no Yume wo Minai

Any new data will be added to the LNDB thread along with last week’s weekly sales data tomorrow morning. Edit: This is now done.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 16th February 2015

If last week was Dengeki Domination, this week is Fujimi-fest, helped in part by the relatively weak release schedule from several other publishers.

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

Gagaga Bunko: (release date 18th February)
Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru 16: Eigou wo Yumemiru Mama Ni (されど罪人は竜と踊る 16: 永劫を夢見るままに)
Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai 8 (下ネタという概念が存在しない退屈な世界 8)
Fusen Muteki no Virgin Knife 4 (不戦無敵の影殺師 4)
Waga Hero no Tame no Alchemars (我がヒーローのための絶対悪)
Flick & Break (フリック&ブレイク)
Kikaijikake no Bloodhound 3 (奇械仕掛けのブラッドハウンド3)

Tiara Bunko: (release date 18th February)
甘LOVEサディスティック: 幼馴染はドSな俺様貴族
陛下の甘やかなペット: 愛に溺れる妖精姫
新月花嫁: 政略結婚は蜜夜のエロス

Echikawa Bunko: (release date 18th February)
Koakuma na Kouhai Konbini “Yuuwaku no Renshuu Aite” Toshite Erabareta Ken (小悪魔な後輩コンビに「誘惑の練習相手」として選ばれた件)
Bungaku “Bi”Shoujo wa Junai Route!? Kuro Loli Seiyuu to Do-S Eshi mo Kouryaku Taishou desu. (文学“美”少女は純愛ルート! ? ~黒ロリ声優とドS絵師も攻略対象です。)

Regina Bunko/Regina Books: (release date 18th February)
普通のOLがトリップしたらどうなる、こうなる 2
総指揮官と私(わたし)の事情 1
騎士様の使い魔 3

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko: (release date 20th February)
Full Metal Panic! Another (10) (フルメタル・パニック! アナザー (10))
艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- 鶴翼の絆 (4)
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side (冴えない彼女の育てかた Girls Side)
Kore wa Zombie desu ka? (18) Hai, Ippan Piipoo* ni Modorimasu (これはゾンビですか? (18) はい、一般ピーポーに戻ります)
Omae wo Otaku ni Shiteyarukara, Ore wo Riajuu ni Shitekure! (11) Daigakusei-hen (おまえをオタクにしてやるから、俺をリア充にしてくれ! (11) 大学生編)
Only Sense Online (4) -Only Sense Online- (Only Sense Online (4) ―オンリーセンス・オンライン―)
Amagi Brilliant Park Maple Summoner (3) (甘城ブリリアントパーク メープルサモナー (3))
Complete Novice (5) Tamashii no Kakushin (コンプリート・ノービス (5) 魂の革新)
Folses Koukoku Senki (2) -Kogane no Kenki to Hagane no Sakushi- (フォルセス公国戦記 (2) ―黄金の剣姫と鋼の策士―)
Hourou Yuusha wa Kinka to Odoru (放浪勇者は金貨と踊る)
Oh Doroboo! (2) Tantei Reijou wa Koi Ki ni Abaku? (オー・ドロボー! (2) 探偵令嬢は恋きに暴く?)

Asahi Novels: (release date 20th February)
エイリアン兇像譚
ARIEL SS 地球編

Fujimi Dragon Book: (release date 20th February)
ソード・ワールド2.0リプレイ 竜の学舎と守護者たち (2)
アリアンロッド2E・リプレイ聖弾のルーチェ (3) ファイナル・フォーチュン
グランクレスト・リプレイ ライブ・ファンタジア (2) 始まりの聖女と決意の姫君

HJ Novels: (release date 20th February)
うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。
異世界料理道

Ichijinsha Bunko: (release date 20th February)
壊滅騎士団と捕らわれの乙女4
Ginkou no Lighter Crois (4) (銀煌の騎士勲章4)
Betsu ni Inou to Kairan desu (べつに異能とかいらんです)
Outland Vanguard: Ore, Henkyou Keibi ni Chakunin Shimashita (アウトランド・ヴァンガード〜俺、辺境警備に着任しました)
Tenmei no Dingir Record: Fushi no Kingu (天命の書板 不死の契約者)

Ichijinsha Bunko Iris: (release date 20th February)
薬の罠に気をつけて2

Asahi Aero Bunko: (release date 20th February)
吸血鬼ハンター外伝 ダンピール狩り
お城のもとの七凪町 骨董屋事件帖
私とわたしと三人の王子さま
王子になるまでキスしない

Mitsuneko Bunko: (release date 21st February)
皇帝陛下の溺愛婚 獅子は子猫を甘やかす
絶対君主の独占愛 仮面に隠された蜜戯

Ranobest: (release date 21st February)
魔都紅色幽撃隊 FIREBALL SUMMER GIG

Adult light novel labels:
Bishoujo Bunko (release date 20th February)
Puchipara Bunko (release date 20th February)
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 20th February)

Disclaimers: Volumes not on amazon’s list of upcoming light novel releases are not listed above. Re-releases may be included by accident but will be removed if spotted. Romaji titles may not be entirely accurate. Some titles are in practice released a day or two earlier than the release dates given above.

*This is literal. I have no idea what it is supposed to be.

Weekly Anime Roundup – Winter 2015 Week 4

Posting this a day late due to the fact that I didn’t have time to post it yesterday. Or to watch any anime for that matter. Indeed the anime episodes watched during last week were pretty much entirely concentrated in the first half, and I haven’t watched a single episode since Thursday. I’ve been busy reading manga with the time I have…

Episodes watched this week:
Dog Days” 3
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 3
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 4
Absolute Duo 4
Yoru no Yatterman 3
Akatsuki no Yona 17
Junketsu no Maria 2
Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! 4
Juuou Mujin no Fafnir 3
Seiken Tsukai no World Break 3
Seiken Tsukai no World Break 4
Military! 5
Koufuku Graffiti 3
Akatsuki no Yona 18
Sengoku Musou 3
Junketsu no Maria 3
Rolling Girls 4
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English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 9th February 2015

Dengeki Domination. Also the latest volume of Seiken Tsukai no World Break, just one month after the last volume came out.

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

Dengeki Bunko: (release date 10th February)
Hataraku Maou-sama! (12) (はたらく魔王さま! (12))
Strike the Blood 12 Togashin no Kishi (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド (12) 咎神の騎士)
Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon 8 part 1 (GENESISシリーズ 境界線上のホライゾン (8)上)
Zettai Naru Isolator (2) -Hakkasha The Igniter- (絶対ナル孤独者 (2) ―発火者 The Igniter―)
Toaru Majutsu no Heavy na Zashiki Warashi ga Kantan na Satsujinki no Konkatsu Jijou* (とある魔術のヘヴィーな座敷童が簡単な殺人妃の婚活事情)
Tenshi no 3P! 5 (天使の3P!×5)
Shoujo wa Shoka no Umi de Nemuru (少女は書架の海で眠る)
Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (3) -Akdios no Seijo part 2- (ゼロから始める魔法の書 (3) ―アクディオスの聖女 (下)―)
独創短編シリーズ (2) 野崎まど劇場(笑)
Senketsu no Elf (鮮血のエルフ)
ひとつ海のパラスアテナ
Unmei ni Aisarete Gomen Nasai. (運命に愛されてごめんなさい。)
Lateral: Suihei Shikou Suiri no Tenshi (ラテラル ~水平思考推理の天使~)
Makai ni Shoukan Yobarete Kateikyoushi!? (2) Hime-sama, Maku ga Agarimasu (魔界に召喚れて家庭教師!? (2) ~姫様、幕が上がります~)

Dengeki Game Bunko: (release date 10th February)
ガンパレード・マーチ 2K 未来へ (3)

Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Bunko: (release date 10th February)
Yuuto: Rachikara Hajimaru Isekai Gunshi 2 (ユート 拉致から始まる異世界軍師 2)
School Live Online 5 (スクールライブ・オンライン 5)

Eternity Bunko: (release date 10th February)
恋愛イニシアティブ
捕獲大作戦〈1〉
それでも恋はやめられない

Everystar WOMAN: (release date 10th February)
妊カツ

Arian Rose: (release date 12th February)
勘違いなさらないでっ! 2

Honey Bunko: (release date 12th February)
初夜 ~王女の政略結婚~
口づけに酔わされて

GA Bunko: (release date 13th February)
Seiken Tsukai no World Break 11 (聖剣使いの禁呪詠唱《ワールドブレイク》11) (2 versions)
Isekai Kanrinin Kudou Koutarou (2) (異世界管理人・久藤幸太郎 (2))
Yuusha ga Maou wo Taoshite Kurenai (勇者が魔王を倒してくれない)
Mirai/Coffee Kanojo no Koi. 2 (未来/珈琲 彼女の恋。2)
Cross World Scramble 3 (クロスワールド・スクランブル 3)
Rojiura Battle Princess (路地裏バトルプリンセス)
Densou Shinkai Ragnarok (電想神界ラグナロク)

Seikaisha FICTIONS: (release date 13th February)
東京より憎しみをこめて 3

Otomitsu Milky Bunko: (release date 13th February)
背徳の螺旋 禁忌の夜に王女は溺れて
縛 王子の狂愛、囚われの姫君

Earth Star Novel: (release date 13th February)
ジンニスタン 1 砂漠と海の物語
異世界最強は大家さんでした 1

B’s Log Bunko: (release date 14th February)
(仮)花嫁のやんごとなき事情 -離婚祭りは盛大に!?-
Ruri Ryuu Shugoroku: Goisshoshimasu, Hanamuko-sama!? (瑠璃龍守護録 ご一緒します、花婿様!?)
Shinigamihime no Saikon: Hananaki Eien no Koibito-tachi (死神姫の再婚 -儚き永遠の恋人達-)
かけもち女官の花○修業 -愛人路線はいばらの道!?-
怪物館の管理人 なくした恋の記憶さがします!

Adult light novel labels:
Nijigen dream bunko (release date 13th February)
Puchipara Bunko (release date 13th February)

Disclaimers: Volumes not on amazon’s list of upcoming light novel releases are not listed above. Re-releases may be included by accident but will be removed if spotted. Romaji titles may not be entirely accurate. Some titles are in practice released a day or two earlier than the release dates given above.

*In case you were wondering what this is, it’s a crossover series with characters from various other Dengeki Bunko series. The title is an amalgamation of these series’ titles.